Barack and Michelle Obama's Official Portraits are Stunning

Kehinde Wiley’s work is instantly recognizable, with its vibrant patterns and evocative use of color. Known for “picturing young black people in stylized portraits that are deliberate throwbacks to earlier traditions of painting,” Wiley’s most recent portrait featured that of a particularly notable face: Barack Obama. Unveiled today alongside Michelle Obama’s portrait by Amy Sherald, the portraits of the first couple are not only stunning, they’re historic.

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